Month: March 2019

PopART Team Train in Anti-Stigma Anti-stigma workshops were held for the PopART Community HIV Care Providers (CHiPs) and community mobilisers in three study sites: Ndeke, Chimwemwe, and Makululu, in September and October, 2015.101 participants were trained, including PopART District Intervention…

Population Cohort Update The first round of the Population Cohort (PC0) came to an end in March 2015 and during which time 19,711 participants from across all the study communities in Zambia were enrolled. The second round of the Population…

Kitwe intervention team formulate smart plan to increase men’s enrollment in study Male involvement in health promotion and uptake can be difficult due to men’s reluctance to engage in health services. This has also been the experience during the on-going…

Isoniazid Prevention Therapy (IPT) rolled out in PopART study intervention sites The PopART study embraces the “Test, Treat, and stop HIV approach”, this comes with key interventions for Tuberculosis prevention and treatment which reduce TB morbidity and mortality in people…

Evaluation of Universal HIV treatment in the PopART Study A second Case Control study (CC2) nested under the on-going HPTN 071/PopART trial started on October 19, 2015 following the conclusion of the first Case Control studies which began earlier this…

Evaluation of Universal HIV Testing in PopART study Underway A third sub-study of the on-going HPTN 071/PopART study has started in the Zambia PopART sites. The Case Control Studies will seek to evaluate the home-based PopART intervention delivered house-to-house by…

Understanding stigma among HIV care providers, both government health care workers and community lay workers, is essential for ensuring effective delivery of care and improving the fight against HIV. The Role of HIV-related stigma in the Delivery of Universal test…

Community-based Distribution of Oral HIV Self-testing Kits: A pilot intervention and rapid impact evaluation A new ancillary study to be nested in an on-going HPTN 071/PopART trial, and is planned to start on January 9, 2017. The aim of the…

HPTN 071 Phylogenetics Study The Phylogenetic study is an ancillary study of the main HPTN 071 (PopART) trial that aims to examine patterns of HIV transmission in a population level and identify factors associated with HIV transmission in selected HPTN 071 trial…

Having been involved in the field of HIV/AIDS for more than 10 years from direct clinical care to scaling up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) services, I have developed a passion for strengthening preventive measures against HIV as well as ensuring…